Professional photographer who is widely recognized for his work with National Geographic. He has gone on to amass more than 430,000 followers on his jimrichardsonng Instagram account.
In 1985 his article The Rising Great Salt Lake: No Way to Run a Desert was published by National Geographic.
He was named Kansan of the Year in 2007.
He is from Kansas.
He and journalist Jim Lehrer were both born in Kansas.